Building a Basic Reaktor Synth
This video, presented by Owen Vallis, goes step-by-step through the entire process of building a basic Reaktor synth from scratch. From basic navigation and layout to actually connecting and routing in structure environment to playing some notes in the finished product, this tutorial shares every last little detail so you can easily follow along regardless of experience level. Though this is basically just following the instructions in the manual, it is incredibly helpful to have someone talking you through it with real-time visuals so you can see everything happen making it much easier to comprehend. We hope that if you are new to using this amazing program, this lesson in creating your own basic Reaktor synth is the thing that gets you excited enough to keep learning and building fro years to come!
Owen Vallis is one half of Flipmu, and has been working on a series of Reaktor tutorials for exploring intermediate to advanced level digital synthesis. The series looks at such topics as building classic percussion sounds from the Roland-x0x boxes, various ways to approach building a vocoder, sequencers, additive synthesis, and physical modeling. Future tutorials will look at the lower level Reaktor Core, and cover topics such as convolution, auto-correlation, and hopefully some generative systems such as Markov Models and “learning” based macros.
Flipmu is the home of multi-media artists Owen Vallis and Jordan Hochenbaum. They explore technology, art, sound, and music by building things to interact with. Previous projects have included the Arduinome, the Chronome, and multi-touch installations using the BrickTable. Both Owen and Jordan teach at the Music Technology: Interaction, Intelligence, and Design program at CalArts.
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